Peer Mentoring Program – Mentors
The Mentoring Program Coordinator will call for volunteer Mentors in September for the follow year. Mentors must be available for session 1 of either the JD or LLB program (see dates below). Students who express interest in being a mentor will be contacted in December with the final dates and times and will have the opportunity to confirm their availability at that time.
Your role as a mentor
As a mentor you will:
- Attend a 1-2 hour training session that will provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to be an effective mentor.
- Work in partnership with other mentors to share your knowledge and experiences.
- Mentor either JD students or LLB (combined) students. You will be allocated a group of 5-10 commencing first year students (your "mentees") and conduct two mentoring sessions with them.
- Lead your mentee group through discussions to provide information, tips and direction on life as a Sydney Law student. You will share your knowledge and experience with mentees to help their transition into uni life. You may also direct them to support services at the University as required.
- Be a point of contact for your mentees throughout their first semester at Sydney Law School.
A mentor is not expected to:
- Provide tutoring or academic advice or answers. Instead help them locate the appropriate place or people for assistance or answers.
- Be a counsellor. Instead, listen and then direct them to the appropriate support services at the University.
- Be an expert in all things. Instead be a guide to help them find their way.
Important dates for the 2016 program
|Mentor Training||Thursday 11 February|
|JD Mentoring Session||Monday 15 February|
|JD Part-time Mentoring Session||Tuesday 24 February (~6pm)|
|LLB Mentoring Session||Monday 29 February | Week 1|
|JD/LLB Interfaculty Tug-of-War Challenge||Week 1, date to be confirmed|
Sign up to be a Mentor
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